Potato Latkes with Caramelized Pears, Goat Cheese, and Sherry Vinegar Drizzle


A total invention and totally scrumptious!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
6 servings


  • 2 cups peeled and shredded potatoes

  • 3 eggs, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon grated onion

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • ½ cup oil for frying

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 2 pears, cored and cut into 1/2-inch slices

  • ¼ cup brown sugar, divided

  • 8 ounces goat cheese, sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds

  • ¼ cup sherry vinegar


  1. Place shredded potatoes in cheesecloth and wring out any excess moisture.

  2. Mix potatoes, eggs, flour, onion, and salt together in a bowl.

  3. Heat 1/2 cup oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until oil shimmers. Working in batches, drop spoonfuls of the potato mixture into the hot oil, pressing each down to form a pancake. Cook latkes until browned and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes per side; transfer to paper towels to drain.

  4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a separate skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pears in hot oil and sprinkle 2 tablespoons brown sugar over pears. Cook pears until browned and sugar is melted, 3 to 5 minutes per side.

  5. Place latkes on a serving platter. Top each latke with 1 round of goat cheese and a pear. Sprinkle brown sugar on the pears and drizzle sherry vinegar over the top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

329 Calories
18g Fat
30g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 329
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 818mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 13mg 63%
Calcium 147mg 11%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 402mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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